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I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6.

I found some SVG circle with this modified path:

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How would you draw this in Illustrator? Each "side" is equal. I don't think I need to edit path manually, else every side will look weird and not symmetrical.

Which feature would you use?

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  • Starting with a Circle > duplicate it
  • Menu Effect > Distort Transform > Zig-Zag

ZIG ZAG

  • Menu Object > Expand to get the new shape vector anchor points
  • Add a Stroke to increase the gap difference with the original circle. This step is because the Star Shape is smaller than the original circle. Could be replaced by reducing a little the shape size proportionally to the center.

Stroke

  • Menu Object > Expand to get the stroke shape vector anchor points
  • Menu Object > Ungroup

  • Select the stroke and the shape > Pathfinder > Minus Front

Minus Front

  • Center this shape with the original circle
  • Select both shapes > Pathfinder > Intersect

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Result

final

  • Why do you "Menu Object > Expand" every time? What's the benefit? It seems to works the same without Expand it (which basically select with more precision, right?) – markzzz Jun 28 '18 at 8:30
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    If you don't expand you don't get the shape vector anchor points, it would be the circle with an effect. If you don't expand, you can not apply a Pathfinder because the shape still being the same. – Danielillo Jun 28 '18 at 8:34

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